Recreational Monitoring

  • Outcome: Accurate, insightful, actionable information about why people are visiting particular areas and how they are using them, as well as the location of recreational hotspots.

 

The challenge

Land managers need to effectively monitor the way that their land is being used by people, and to ensure that they allocate enough resources to minimise damage and disturbance to wildlife. Access to open spaces and natural areas is critical to people's health and wellbeing - as well as providing revenue streams - but it can also have a damaging impact on wildlife and wild nature. 

 

The solution

The widespread use of smartphones has increased the number of photos that are taken and uploaded to popular sites such as Flickr. People generally take photos to capture a moment, or to show that they value something, whether it's a landscape, activity or wildlife.

The recreational monitoring tool from Ecosulis can map and classify these photos to create hotspots, prediction algorithms and other spatial recreation management tools. This provides land managers with actionable information about why people are visiting particular areas and how they are using them, as well as the location of recreational hotspots.

 

Want to know more?

For a no obligation discussion about how the recreational monitoring tool from Ecosulis might add value to your project or business, please contact Dr. Paul Jepson, Ecosulis Nature Recovery Lead (Paul.Jepson@ecosulis.co.uk / 01225 876 974).